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Temporary TSA Pre✓® application center to open for one week at Abilene Regional Airport

Local Press Release
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ABILENE, Texas – A temporary TSA Pre✓® application center will be open at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) from Monday, Sept. 11 – Friday, Sept. 15.

The application center, located in the lower level airport conference room, will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – noon and 1 – 5 p.m. Applicants are NOT required to have an airline ticket to access the center, which is in the public area of the airport.  

Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® or another trusted traveler program such as Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are permitted to keep on their shoes, belts and light outerwear jacket, and can leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on bags when transiting the checkpoint. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the DHS trusted traveler comparison tool.

“We’ve had a great response at ABI, so this is the second time we’ve opened a temporary application center here,” said Amy Williams, TSA federal security director. Travelers can make an appointment online at tsa.gov, and then must complete their enrollment in-person at the application center.”

The application fee is $85, which covers a five-year membership. The fee must be paid at the application center by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Enrollees will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship or legal residency status. Fingerprints are collected to complete a background check.

Successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN), which they can access online in about a week. Passengers should enter the KTN when booking airline reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations.

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